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  • Night at the movies with the Rasmussens

    “The Avenstoke” begins every feature film screening with a newsreel.
    A Thursday night showing at the Lawrenceburg theater — located in the Rasmussen’s daughter’s old bedroom at the top of the stairs in a warm house at the end of a snowy, windy road off Avenstoke Road — featured war footage from mid April 1945.

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Cake Boss

    Forget dying twice after suffering a massive heart attack.
    Forget walking his daughter Amber down the aisle at her beachfront Florida nuptials.
    Noah Pruitt was scared to death of Amber’s wedding cake: a tiered Italian crème flavored confection decorated with chocolate conch shells and seashells.
    That first wedding cake, baked by Noah to save money on wedding expenses, became the sweet foundation of Pruitt’s booming baking business Sugar Buzz Custom Cakes and Confections.

  • Indigent?

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter may have perjured herself in an attempt to obtain a taxpayer-provided attorney to represent her against a charge of first-degree criminal child abuse, court documents show.
    She also apparently did not inform the court of a change in her financial status based on a conversion or “reverse” mortgage for $132,000 she received in September.

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Gunmaker

    Imagine mowing your yard one blade of grass at a time, or painting your home with a single bristle from a brush.
    That level of patience, and perhaps a bit more, is what Mark Marriccini needs to do what started as a hobby but has since become one of his life’s passions: building Revolutionary War-era flintlock rifles.
    At an average of 300 work hours each to construct, Mark said patience, and no small amount of discipline, are the two main requirements to creating the masterpieces

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Missionary

    You’re about to meet someone the likes of which you’ve never met before.
    So take a deep breath, hang on and enjoy getting to know Marty Sperow.
    Marty knows what it’s like to be stranded in a Jeep filled with sick and dying people on a dangerous Honduras road in the middle of the night.
    She knows what it’s like to be forced to hide in the mud on a riverbank from people who are trying to kill her in one of the most treacherous places on Earth.
    She knows what it’s like to flee her native country during a communist invasion.

  • Country singer’s steakhouse to be auctioned off next month

    By the Advocate-Messenger
    HARRODSBURG — Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse will be put up for bid on the steps of the Mercer County Courthouse next month in a forced sale to repay some of the country music star’s debt.
    Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler ordered the sale recently after declaring Montgomery and ex-wife Tracy Nunan in default on nearly $12.7 million in loans held by Central Bank and Trust Co. of Lexington.

  • Inmate escapes day before being paroled

    Had an inmate who officials say “walked away” from a work site last Wednesday and ditched his escape vehicle at the boat ramp in Tyrone simply waited one day, he would have been set free anyway.
    “He got paroled and then [the parole board discovered] he had a holder from someplace else, so the parole board said to wait on it, because they were going to review it, so he took off then [yesterday],” Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said. “But [Thursday], they said he made parole still, so he did a stupid thing.”

  • Truck crashes on Willisburg Road
  • ‘Cram the Cruiser’ donates 3,050 pounds of food to Open Hands

    Anderson County residents donated approximately 3,050 pounds of food to Open Hands through Kentucky State Police’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ December food drive.
    The ‘Cram the Cruiser’ drive asked Anderson County residents to donate non-perishable food items at pack them into Kentucky State Police patrol cars stationed outside of Kroger, Walmart and Save-A-Lot.

  • Officers play Santa for a day during ‘Shop With a Cop’

    Santa’s got some helpers in the disguise of Anderson County cops, who volunteered to help more 50 children pick out clothes, toys and shoes for Christmas this year.
    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young said Shop With a Cop raised more than $15,000 to spend on children in need who otherwise wouldn’t be receiving Christmas gifts.
    More than $10,000 came from the inaugural Shop with a Cop fundraiser ‘Misery Manor,’ held during the month of October.